Legal Information: New Mexico

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about protection orders and moving in and out of New Mexico with a protection order.

General information about custody and links to state-specific custody info about New Mexico.

This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

Basic information about divorce in New Mexico.

Information about New Mexico's state law that provides employment protections for victims of domestic violence and employees who have family members who are victims of domestic violence.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in New Mexico and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.